Faculty News | Financial Times | 10 Nov 2010
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Re: Joseph L. Bower
Although boards are ultimately responsible for CEO appointments, the fact that non-executives do not work in the business means that, in practice, it is the incumbent CEO, assisted by the chief human resources officer, who develops the succession pool and puts forward candidates. "If CEOs want to duck the succession issue they find ways of doing it," says Joseph Bower, a professor at Harvard Business School and author of The CEO Within.

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